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Close your eyes and imagine the serene confines of a beauty salon with its minimalist white decor, gentle music and smiling therapists — and now add to the scene a hungry, red-faced toddler on the rampage.

The list of no-go zones for the parents of babies and young children often feels like it’s growing longer by the month — from child-unfriendly restaurants (prime territory for plate flinging) to designer stores (not compatible with sticky-fingered toddlers).

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